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Gardening

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  • Scarlet Hibiscus

    •Scientific name: Hibiscus coccineus. •Growth habit: A clump forming shrublike deciduous perennial with upright shoots growing to 8 feet tall and 2 feet wide. The leaves are medium to dark green with up to five fingerlike lobes and growing to...
  • Edible fig

    •Scientific name: Ficus carica. •Growth habit: A deciduous large shrub to small tree with a rounded shape and open branching habit growing to 12 feet tall and wide. The dark-green deeply notched leaves are rounded in shape and grow to 8...
  • Lantana

    •Scientific names: Lantana hybrids •Growth habit: An evergreen mound-forming perennial growing to 5 foot tall and wide, but new varieties are often much smaller. The leaves are medium to dark green, lance-like to ovate in shape with rounded...
  • Kill weeds before seeding your cool-season fescue lawn

    Kill weeds before seeding your cool-season fescue lawn
    August is prep time for upcoming maintenance on your cool-season fescue lawn. This month, kill any weeds in your yard before you seed and fertilize this fall. If your lawn is 50 percent or less weeds, use Roundup or a similar product to spot kill...
  • SunPatiens

    •Scientific name: Impatiens x hybrida 'SunPatiens.' •Growth habit: An upright to round evergreen perennial growing to 3 feet tall and wide. The leaf color depends on the variety, shades of green to maroon plus some with yellowish blotches....
  • Dream about what you garden will look, feel, taste, sound and smell like

    For the next few cold weeks, think … About what you want your garden to look like, feel like, taste like, sound like and smell like. Winter is the perfect time to take stock of what you want to change or make happen in your yard. Maybe it's...
  • Every garden view is a pleasant sight to see

    There's something soothing about sweeping. On my front porch recently, I got into a real rhythm, moving the dollar-store, soft-bristled broom back and forth. Winter breezes kept pushing pine needles onto the porch floor and I kept pushing them back...
  • Native American beech easy tree to recognize in winter

    American beech is one of the easiest trees to recognize in winter, according to Helen Hamilton, president of the John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society. All you have to do is look for the tree's slender, sharp-pointed, cigar-shaped buds at...
  • Mountain mint a native wildflower seen throughout Virginia

    Mountain mint a native wildflower seen throughout Virginia
    Mountain mint is a native wildflower you see growing throughout Virginia during summer. With its narrow leaves, the plant features a delicate, somewhat airy appearance, according to Helen Hamilton, president of the John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native...
  • There are lots of ups and downs to gardening in Hampton Roads

    When gardening experts say Hampton Roads is in a transition zone, they aren't kidding. No matter what gardening guide I check, southeastern Virginia is caught in the middle — squeezed between southern and northern climates. In the 2010 Old Farmer'...
  • It's time for an early spring - and the Great Backyard Bird Count

    It's time for an early spring - and the Great Backyard Bird Count
    Even though he studies biology and lives on campus at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Nick Flanders often visits his mother's home in Newport News where he maintains bird feeders filled with sunflower, mixed and thistle seeds and suet. This weekend,...